Costa Mesa Man Accused of Carjacking, Pursuit in Newport Beach

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Newport Beach Police Department HQ connected  Dec. 29, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

Newport Beach Police Department HQ connected Dec. 29, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—A 26-year-old felon was down bars Oct. 5 connected suspicion of carjacking a conveyance adjacent Fashion Island and starring constabulary connected a pursuit earlier barricading himself successful a location and yet surrendering.

Alfredo M. Hopgood of Costa Mesa was booked connected suspicion of robbery, carjacking, felon successful possession of a firearm, ammunition, and a ample capableness mag arsenic good arsenic battle with a deadly weapon, recklessly evading police, violating parole, and carrying a weapon successful a nationalist place, according to Newport Beach police. He was being held without bail, according to jailhouse records.

Police were dispatched astatine 3:33 p.m. Oct. 4 to a study of a carjacking adjacent Fashion Island, constabulary said. Hopgood is accused of taking 1 vehicle, and erstwhile it broke down, helium carjacked different conveyance astatine gunpoint, constabulary alleged.

Police picked up the pursuit of the stolen achromatic Jeep Cherokee for respective miles until the fishy pulled implicit connected Santiago Drive successful the Dover Shores neighborhood, jumped retired and ran away, and hid successful a residence, wherever helium barricaded himself, constabulary said.

Officers yet caught up to the fishy astatine 8:50 p.m. successful a backyard wrong a perimeter constabulary had established, and helium surrendered without incident, constabulary said.

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